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good morning, america. breaking overnight, is this the face of a killer? police release a picture of the 23-year-old accused of attacking l.a.x. as we learn more about his anti-government notes, his suicidal text messages and just how far he was able to get before he was stopped. >> walked by about ten feet away from me with his gun pointed. we got him. u.s. officials are calling it the best day in the war on terror since the killing of osama bin laden. how they took out a top taliban leader, the mastermind of an attack in times square. sticking the landing. a woman parachutes out of the sky and lands in the passenger seat of a moving convertible. she tells us how she pulled this
thing off. and tale of the tail. scientists decode the hidden messages in the wagging of your dog's tail. and our sara haines hits the park to test it out. good morning, everybody. let's get straight to our top story. the violence and panic inside one of america's busiest airports. and here he is. 23-year-old paul ciancia. he's accused of bringing an assault rifle and 100 rounds into los angeles international airport yesterday morning. >> there was chaos and confusion inside terminal three, as the suspect allegedly killed a tsa officer and shot two other people, before he was seriously wounded in a shoot-out with police. we have live team coverage this morning, starting with abc's cecilia vega, who has the very latest from l.a.x. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: good morning, bianna.
a truly horrifying experience for passengers and workers here. but police say it could have been so much worse. they say the shooter had enough ammunition on him to shoot everyone in the terminal. overnight, the identity of that slain tsa officer revealed. he is 39-year-old gerardo hernandez. on the job since 2010. transferred recently to los angeles from montana. the first-ever tsa officer killed in the line of duty. >> it's shocking. very nice guy. i'm speechless. i'm shocked. >> reporter: and the shooter, the fbi releasing his picture over night. paul ciancia, a 23-year-old l.a. resident, whom authorities say opened fire with a high-power rifle, inside terminal three early friday morning. >> we have an active shooting in terminal three. >> reporter: witnesses describe a chaotic scene, saying he started shooting right outside the security checkpoint. as police raced in, he made it
all the way to the back of the terminal, near the departure gates. passengers ducked for cover. some even hid in a bathroom stall. officers had their guns drawn, yelling at passengers to drop to the floor. >> everybody on the floor. on the floor, now. >> reporter: and after people ran as fast as they could -- >> go, go. >> reporter: the panic and lockdown that followed blocked ambulances from getting close, causing rescuers to race hundreds of yards to get the wounded to safety. witnesses say the shooter was armed with multiple guns. when he ran out of bullets in one, he allegedly grabbed another. >> i heard gunshots. a few weekends later, i saw him come up the elevator, and walk about ten feet away from me with his guns pointed. >> reporter: hernandez, a behavioral detection officer, trained to recognize strange behavior in airports, shot dead. two more tsa officers injured, now recovering from their wounds. police ultimately shot ciancia. he was rushed away in an
ambulance to a hospital. >> because the actions of those individuals. >> reporter: and the head of the tsa, saying in a statement, no words can explain the horror that we experienced. some new numbers out this morning. more than 1,500 flights, more than 167,000 passengers impacted by what happened out here yesterday. and this morning, a huge police presence. president obama has expressed condolences to the tsa and the city of los angeles. bianna, a lot of grief out here this morning. and a lot of questions. >> cecilia, thank you. the most burning question is, of course, why. overnight we've been gathering information about the suspect, paul ciancia. he mentioned homicide in text messages to his family. and we know he was carrying notes that indicated he has anti-government views. for more on this, let's go to abc's chief justice correspondent, pierre thomas, in washington. pierre, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan. law enforcement sources say ciancia carried a note with him,
expressing anti-government sentiments, suggesting he expected to die in the airport confrontation. and our sources tell us, in the notes, the suspect details specific anger and frustration with the tsa. last night, the fbi searched his home in los angeles. and focused on his hometown of pennsville, new jersey. we spoke to the pennsville, police, who offered details on the young man's state of mind. turns out family members had called police yesterday, expressing concern about the young man. >> their younger child got a text message from paul. stating that -- and there were comments about his well-being. and he wanted to take his own life. at that point, paul, his father, called me. and i went over there. and i made some phone calls to lapd, to get a well-being check on him. >> reporter: law enforcement sources say the note on the scene ended with the words nwo, which is believed to stand for new world order. people associated with that way of thinking believe the government is going to resort to tyranny.
authorities say they believe ciancia acted alone. but they will investigate whether he has any ties to domestic terrorists. bianna? >> clearly, a troubled young man. pierre, thank you. travelers at l.a.x., are telling terrifying stories of what they saw as the shooter went on his rampage. moments ago, i spoke with jose mares and his wife, miriam rodriguez. here's what they had to say. thank you for joining us. where were you when the shooting began. and what did you see first? >> we were standing in line to get our ticket to board the plane. we were pretty much close to the end of the line. me and my wife were just talking. and then, from there, that's when everything happened. it just happened so quick. >> and had you noticed the gunman before he started shooting. >> just once he did. it was a quick view to him. and once the bang went out, that's it. it was kind of odd that a guy in blue just walking around with a big assault rifle. >> did you think initially that he was part of security or the tsa?
>> oh, yeah. i thought -- well, he blended in good with it. i thought he was part of them. but it came to the point where he just had a rifle. okay, he's the only one with the rifle. so, that -- i ignored that. next you know, we just kept talking in line. and next you know, the first bang went out. and then, just stood there. and next you know, the multiple shots went down. and that's when we went down with it. >> was there any moment of confusion when you first heard that gunshot? or did you know what was happening? >> at first, we were all confused. the first one, it was a loud bang. we were all confused. we thought if anyone dropped something to the floor, you don't know what was it? and then, after the several shots went down, that's when we all hit the floor. and we managed -- i managed to get on top of her. while i managed to get on top of her, that's when i reached for a lot of luggage and made a wall out of them. >> miriam, what was going
through your mind when all this was happening? >> i was really scared. and i was shaking. i was just scared that maybe he was going to come towards me, my husband, or where we were laying at because he was able to peek out to where he was coming to. and he was like, i see him coming. i see him coming. we need to leave. so, he's like, we need to get out. so, he just told me, okay. he just grabbed my hand. and we headed out the door. >> jose and miriam, we are so thankful that you are safe this morning. thanks so much for joining us. i can imagine how frightful that must have been. i've been to that airport many times. we appreciate you joining us and telling us about what transpired yesterday. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> jose and miriam were scheduled to fly out to norman, oklahoma. that flight's been delayed until monday. but miriam says she's very fearful to go back on a plane. if you're flying today, you're likely to see more security at the airport. the shooting spree raising questions about how safe fliers are. not only in the air, but also on the ground. and abc's david kerley is at reagan national airport, just outside of washington. david, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. i'm in an airport terminal. but this is a public place, like
a mall or a movie theater. i didn't have to show identification to get here. i wasn't searched to get here. so, what can we do to prevent another shooting like the one at los angeles? this morning, we may see this again -- airports across the nation, with increased police presence after friday's l.a.x. shooting. l.a. police officers swarmed terminal there. some of them were there. and took the shooter out. >> we practiced the exact scenario that played out today. i was talking to the officers involved in this incident a few minutes ago. they said that training was critical to how they responded to this. >> reporter: after the shooting, and the first-ever death of a tsa officer in the line of duty, so many questions. should we arm tsa officers? should there be more police? should we move the security checkpoints? >> it's one thing that some people will recommend after this, is either push the screening checkpoints, further out, toward the public area. but really, that doesn't solve the problem.
all that does is relocates the problem. >> reporter: a suggestion a few years ago to arm the tens of thousands of tsa officers was dismissed. protection is the job of local police, which have to meet federal standards for response times. at the largest airports, officers are usually stationed at the checkpoints. and despite the carnage and the fear at l.a.x., experts argue the system worked there. the shooter got through one level of security. but never reached a plane. >> it's very hard to stop somebody that just pulls out a gun and starts shooting. that's where you need armed intervention to come back and stop that person. >> reporter: security experts, really, do expect that the discussion will be about police response times. do we need to shorten those or have more officers at some of these checkpoints at airports around the country? bianna? >> as you said in your piece, it could have been a lot worse at l.a.x. yesterday, as well. david, our thanks to you. this concludes our coverage of the shooting at l.a.x. we turn to the other top story of the morning. what's being called the biggest
terrorist get since osama bin laden. the mastermind behind the pakistani taliban, responsible for thousands of deaths, has been killed by an american drone-fired missile. reena ninan has the details from washington. this is a huge blow to the taliban. >> reporter: you're absolutely right, bianna. good morning to you. one source telling me, a senior official is calling mehsud's death a gift to pakistan. military leaders are calling it one of the biggest victories against an al qaeda ally since the death of osama bin laden. hakimullah mehsud was a pakistani taliban leader. with a $5 million bounty on his head. for years, he eluded capture. now, officials tell abc news, the militant leader has been taken out, killed in a u.s. drone strike. >> he was the man who had the ability to order attacks on u.s. soil. >> reporter: attacks like the foiled bombing in new york's times square in 2010. seen here in a video, speaking
out against the use of u.s. drones, alongside the man who is accused of trying to carry out the times square attack. >> let's go. >> reporter: dramatized in the movie, "zero dark thirty" mehsud is credited with overseeing one of the worst attacks on the cia. the 2009 attack in khost, afghanistan, leaving seven cia officials dead. >> since the death of bin laden, this is one of the biggest hits they've had. >> reporter: and this morning, the taliban, already looking into who will replace him. >> the question is, how long will it take the organization to get back on its feet? >> reporter: mehsud was buried today in waziristan. reportedly, a successor is close to being chosen. possibly, his deputy commander. the pakistani government and the pakistani taliban were expected to begin peace talks. dan and bianna? >> that's a warning sign they're choosing his successor. reena, thank you. a lot of other news
overnight. for more on that, let's turn now to ron claiborne. >> good morning, dan and bianna. good morning, everyone. in the news, a michigan man is coming forth, saying he should receive the reward for the killing of osama bin laden. the associated press is reporting that a gem merchant from grand rapids, michigan, claimed he was the one that tipped investigators off about bin laden's location in pakistan. bin laden was killed in a navy s.e.a.l. raid on his secret compound in that country. the merchant has hired a lawyer to help him collect the reward. and a suspect under arrest in the kidnapping of a colorado girl who was snatched right from her bedroom. the man, john snorsky, the suspect, was arrested on tuesday. police say he kidnapped the 8-year-old from her room monday, by removing the screen from her bedroom window. the girl struggled with her would-be abductor and wiz able to get away. and crews are working to pull a school bus out of a kansas creek. the bus with ten students and the driver onboard flipped into that creek on thursday. students and the driver were
able to get out safely. and new jersey governor chris christie is reacting to a tell-all book about mitt romney's presidential campaign. in "double down," an account of the 2012 presidential race, the authors claimed that romney passed on christie as a potential running mate, for among other reason, his medical history. governor christie responded during a re-election campaign stop in new jersey on friday. >> that campaign four years ago, i wish them godspeed to sell any books they can. >> the book, "double down," comes out next tuesday, which just happens to be election day in new jersey. finally, if you got paid on friday, i'll bet your paycheck was probably nothing like kobe bryants. most nba players get paid every two weeks. but some, like kobe, get 80% of their salary up front. he got paid yesterday, with a
$30 million annual contract. that works out to $24 million before taxes. >> before taxes. >> before taxes. >> i'm going to call my agent and figure out how to get that. >> on friday, the eagle was soaring for kobe. and he's injured, not even playing right now. sorry he got injured. but that's a nice paycheck to take home. >> must be nice, huh? >> i'm imagining. >> thanks, ron. time for a check of the weather and over to ginger zee. hey, ginger. >> hey, guys. unsettled is an understatement as for what's been happening along the east coast the last two days. stowe, vermont, ahead of the front with some thunderstorms. 73-mile-per-hour wind gusts. flint, michigan, behind it, had gusty winds up to 43 miles per hour. let's see what happens with all of the winds. just west of boston, wellesley, massachusetts. trees down, power lines and power outages in that area. so much nicer today in boston for the red sox parade today. so, good news there. in flint, we talk about wind gusts about 45 miles per hour. and they had big issues, too. the video almost looks the same. but it's before and after the front goes through. either way. let's look at what happens today.
you get the kicked-up winds. and lake erie, in this picture, is it going to be calmer? it will. but it will be colder, too. a second cold front. along the coast will be nice. philadelphia, 66. new york, 65. but here behind, flurries mixing in for rains for parts like pittsburgh, erie, and buffalo and syracuse. some winter feel by sunday into monday. and then, the new storm out west is something we're watching. not that big of a rainmaker. but we think the big issue is going to be wind. right along the coastline, you see as the low comes in. 60-plus-mile-per-hour winds there. seattle, between 60 and 40-mile-per-hour winds. that's something we'll be looking for to start the workweek. it's cold in the midwest. really nice in the southwest. los angeles, a little fog to start
>> i've been trying to go back to basics with you guys on the "name that cloud" deal. but we're going to go tough today. so, it's time to play -- >> "name that cloud." >> name that clown. cloud. i'm sorry. >> cool, right? >> that's the old sawtooth cloud. we learned about that in science class. >> looks like a razor. >> it's a wave cloud caused by kelvin-hemholtz's instability. >> i was going to say that. >> you hae the instability of the cloud.
and you have the lower layers a little slower than the upper layer. and the wind shear between causes that cloud. >> look how animated she gets. >> really? >> yes. >> ginger, thank you for never giving up on us. >> i think she has. >> i think she has diagnosed us with kelvin-helmholtz instability, actually. a long time ago. >> don't forget that one. >> yes, actually. thank you, ginger. appreciate it. moving on, now, to a pair of mysteries on the water. elaborate, strange-looking barges have been seen floating off both coasts. first, in san francisco. now, in maine. imaginations are running wild. there's speculation that a high-tech giant is behind all of this. and abc's rob nelson has spent the overnight hours doing some digging into all this. rob, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, guys. no matter how much digging is being done, political leaders, even the coast guard, are not saying much at all. all of these tight lips fueling speculation over what tech giant google has in store. they are floating mysteries on both coasts of the country.
giant contraptions whose purpose is as murky as the water itself. check out this fortress-like barge in the waters off of portland, maine. and this heap of metal near san francisco. it's already a year in the works, starting to look like a factory, covered in construction mesh and antennas. now, locals are trying to figure out what in the world they are. >> the containers, they're filling them up full of stuff. carrying them away. and shipping them off. >> reporter: there are reports this morning that this is all the work of tech giant, google. google isn't commenting just yet. but there are some clues, including the company's patent application for a so-called floating platform-mounded computer data center. >> i think it's an underwater system that google's been working on. going to show ocean bottoms and things like that. otherwise, why would they build something on a barge? >> reporter: abc news has also
learned, the company has met with the san francisco bay conservation and development commission. the agency that hands out permits to use the bay. >> what we think it might be is a way for the bay area to learn about technology. >> reporter: no one has gotten a glimpse inside the structures. and it's anybody's guess what one of the world's best-known companies has up its sleeve. meanwhile, theories are floating, as well. >> we heard through the media and so on, that it's google. that it's some type of a hub that they have. and it's a mobile data center. >> reporter: in a statement, the u.s. coast guard confirmed it is working with the owners of the barges to make sure all the right permitting is in place. that's as far as they would go. even the mayor of san francisco says he is in the dark, as well. as we like to say in tv, stay tuned, guys. >> given google's skyrocketing earnings as of late, they can do anything. why not build a few barges? >> spend that money. >> has us talking about them. >> always comes back to the stock market with bianna golodryga. >> ginger has clouds. i have the stock market. we're going to turn to the
tale of the tail. and a fascinating, new study on man's best friend. turns out a tail wag means a lot more than just a happy puppy. our sara haines has all of the details. i've been curious about this for years. >> i don't know if we have clarifying answers here. as a dog owner, i know when my pups are happy. and the wagging tail is a good indicator. but it ends up, that not all tail wags are created equally. did you know the way dogs wag their tail can be a tell-tale sign of how your furry friend is feeling? it's true. recently, a group of italian researchers discovered that a dog can determine how another dog feels just from the wagging of its tails. it can even be contagious. dogs in the research group, had increased heart rates when watching other dogs wag their tails to the left. and remained calm while other dogs wagged to the right. top new york city dog trainer, amanda gagnon, talked about dog's keen senses.
>> the dog's eyes, they catch things that we don't catch. their sense of smell catches things we don't catch. >> reporter: this adds to research from 2007, if a dog wags to the left, it's likely feeling anxious. and right, when relaxed. we decided to head to the park to sniff out some other doggy body language reading tips. he doesn't have a tail. i've seen this little stub move. without a tail, how can you -- >> you have no idea. i just have to assume he's happy. he looks happy. >> the dogs are communicating a lot, all the time, with all of their body language. i'm going to tell their clients to look at the overall picture of their dog. >> reporter: for my two canine babies, peter and trixie, one thing's for sure. peter doesn't care for the wag to the face. nobody likes a tail to the face. >> no. >> if it's not -- the overall thing i learned from the behaviorist, is it's really about the whole picture.
you don't want to hone in on one thing. whether it's baring teeth or -- it's the whole image. >> i like to hone in on the baring teeth. >> yeah. make a run for it. >> yeah. go the other way. >> learned that today. >> the one clarifying thing everybody can take away. is when the teeth come out, run. thank you, sara. coming up on the broadcast, the candid interview from actress, portia de rossi, making waves this morning. the wife of ellen degeneres, opening up about her struggles with her own sexuality. plus, fearless flier. it's the stuff that's burning up social media. we talk to the female skydiver, with nerves of steel. she makes a spectacular four-wheeled landing. and here's a question. what was a million-dollar bra look like? we're not kidding. this bra that we're not showing you goes for $1.1 million. the answer, in "pop news." >> ooh.
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all the hits. the albums. record-breaking sales. how do you do it, young lady? >> from the skirt. it all comes from the skirt. >> it's from the skirt. >> katy perry looked so good on the show. she's so talented. >> nice spear. >> the spear hurt. >> the spear hurt. >> bianna. >> and the guns. this is going to embarrass jake when he watches this in a few years. we had a fun week, this past week. >> it was great. halloween. thanksgiving. it's been great. >> yeah. who is -- that's ryan seacrest. >> you love halloween, don't you, dan? >> i don't have great feelings about ryan seacrest, with uncle si. we're looking at everybody's outfits from the big day. there's kanye. ron claiborne. >> he looks really upset.
>> you have the pout down there, ron. and there's "sharknado," ginger zee. that's the most imaginative. and there's sara haines. >> no one recognized you with the wig. >> always wanted black hair. >> ginger zee, always has to win. she has two outfits. there she is as macklemore. >> oh, my gosh. >> i thought that was eminem at first. >> all of the close family and friends i have, writing me. >> ginger came up to me during the taping. and said, this fur jacket smells. >> it was from a thrift shop. we had to stay with the theme. >> exactly. "thrift shop." i like it. people don't know, dan always says harris out. >> yes. we have a lot of news to tell you about this morning. for that, as always, we're going to kick off this half hour with mr. ron claiborne. >> good morning, everyone. in the news, los angeles international airport is
expected to reopen this morning following friday's deadly shooting there. fbi says that paul ciancia opened fire inside terminal three, killing a tsa officer and wounding two others. ciancia is under arrest this morning. and u.s. officials tell abc news, the head of the pakistan taliban has been killed in a drone strike in pakistan. hakimullah mehsud is considered to be the second most-wanted terrorists in the world, after osama bin laden. and frightening moments on tape. a car smashing through a store in hartford, connecticut. four people were hurt. the cause of the crash is being investigated. and finally, getting the duck boats ready in boston. the people will hold a huge parade for the world series champion boston red sox this morning. players will ride the amphibious vehicles through the city streets and into the charles river, in those amphibious vehicles. >> your hometown, dan. >> just to confirm. it was the red sox that won the world series? not the yankees, right? >> next year.
next year. >> good thing i'm in the middle. >> it's getting cold in the studio. >> i guarantee it. i guarantee it. yankees next year. >> thanks, ron. turning to damning new testimony in the trial that's transfixing many americans. the doctor in utah who is accused of murdering his beauty queen wife to make room for his mistress. michele macneill's body was found in her bathtub. and now, two medical experts are weighing in on how she died. here's abc's aditi roy. >> reporter: the latest testimony in the martin macneill case, came from two doctors, who say michele macneill did not die of natural causes. >> she had no symptoms that suggested she had a significant mild carditis. >> reporter: dr. david reagan disagrees with the original medical examiner's report, which says macneill died of a heart disorder. the chief medical examiner later amended the cause of death to undetermined. saying drug toxicity may have played a role, too. and the investigation was reopened.
>> if you'll be seated here. >> reporter: dr. joshua perper gave an alter net explanation to jurors. >> my opinion was that michele died not of drowning. >> reporter: prosecutors say macneill killed his wife by overmedicating her with painkillers and placing her in a tub while she was recovering from cosmetic surgery. macneill says he is innocent. when testimony resumes on tuesday, prison inmates who served time with macneill after his 2009 fraud conviction are expected to take the stand. prosecutors say macneill gave a detailed confession to one of the men. and allegedly boasted that police would never be able to prove it was murder. for "good morning america," aditi roy, abc news, los angeles. >> such a fascinating case. so many twists and turns. we will continue to cover it. meantime, time for a check of the weather and over to ginger zee. hey, ginger. >> hey, there. as a reminder, daylight saving time ends as we go into the overnight and into early sunday. so, we'll get that extra hour of sleep.
we'll be good. we'll be all rested. bags are gone. let's go ahead and look at the forecast, though. close to record highs in miami. 89. ft. lauderdale, if they make it to 90, they would tie a record. that's ahead of the cold front. that will move through central florida, bringing scattered showers and thunderstorms. atlanta, under 70. nashville, at 63. can we look at video from kansas city. is it pretty or what there? had stormed move through, unsettled weather in the midweek. that ripped down some of the leaves. so nice. if you're taking a drive today, here's some of the areas that look pretty good still. down into parts of the tennessee valley, still looking good. and it's just coming in as we head into south georgia and the southeast. i'll leave you with a look across the nation. for now, i want to tell you that tomorrow, the new york city marathon, it's going to be a little cool and windy. going to drop into the 40s.
>> this weather report has been brought to you by tempur-pedic. dan and bianna? >> i get an hour of sleep. but i need the coat tomorrow morning. thanks, ginger. well, it's a stunt you have to see to believe. a skydiver locks in on a moving target to make a dramatic landing. how did she maneuver this incredible fall from the sky? abc's susan saulny spoke to the fearless flier. >> reporter: a dizzying descent. skydiver katie hansen making spirals in the sky for a truly death-defying challenge. to stick her landing, in a moving car. there, you see the convertible. and hansen, a faraway speck in the sky. the daring stunt seems nearly impossible. how impossible? she's flying between 20 and 40
miles per hour. the driver, carefully matching her speed. and just as she approaches, it looks like she's not going to make it. but with a last-second swoop, a flawless touchdown into the backseat. >> i'm not going to lie, i was pretty nervous. but i was definitely focused. >> reporter: look, again, at the precision of her glide, as though she's done it 1 million times. in fact, this was her first try. >> i was so happy when i made it, i couldn't believe it. everything just lined up perfectly. >> hansen, a 28-year-old nurse from northern california, made the dive this summer at an extreme sports event in norway. a friend posted her amazing feat online a few days ago. and now, it's skyrocketing in views. for "good morning america," susan saulny, abc news, new york. >> i think ginger has some competition. >> yeah. all of the turbulence around that car, too. that's all i kept thinking about. >> ron was checking on the validity of the story. >> looked like computer graphics to me.
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50 downtown. it is sunny in san jose and we will look for the fog to pull back. then a few high clouds around the bay today. winds pick up tonight and 66 downtown. look for cooler conditions tomorrow as well. katie? >> thank you. next. the latest develop -- developments in the latest l.a.x. shooting. we are learning more about the gunman and the victim. and barts unions a day after they vote owed a proposed contract. i love watching tv outside. and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no. the importan and i got you this visor. you made a visor! yes! that i'll never wear. ohh. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for two years with qualifying bundles.
it is 8:00 a.m. let's start with a quick first look at the weather with meteorologist lisa argen. good morning, lisa. >> good morning, katie. we have a 1 to 2-mile visibility from sfo to half moon bay. here is where we have some of the compressed fog and sneaking up into the north bay it is in the south bay and east bay and it is sunny, but we will look for a cooler afternoon. as we go through the rest of the morning we have 50s on tap with low clouds at the coast and then by noontime we are in the low to mid60s around the bay with a few clouds. that's a switch. by the afternoon still mild, but not as mild as it has been. upper 60s should be the warm end this afternoon with 72 in the livmo